I read Love Does by Bob Goff last week and I’m changed. It is an incredible book because it forces you to think about life differently. Love isn’t an emotion as much as it’s an action! Yes, Love feels, and love hopes but most of all Love Does. It does what needs doing even if no one is there to applaud.
It cleans the dirty dishes, again…with a smile because it’s about showing love, not who left their dishes out. It makes the beds and does the laundry. It wakes up early to get the day started right. It notices the hungry looking woman on the corner and DOES something about it. It reaches out to the woman at the meeting who looks like she’s about to cry.
There are opportunities to LOVE all around us every day. I’ve missed those opportunities so often. Sometimes maybe I have my eyes closed. But more often I think I just have them on myself. I don’t even realize I’m doing it. But I’m so focused on the storyline in my head (probably beating myself up over something stupid I’ve done) that I miss the beautiful story God is writing around me.
No more. I’m walking through my day with eyes wide open and looking outward. I want to live like Bob Goff. I want to say “yes” to the story God is writing and I want to do LOVE not just have LOVE.
In the end, love doesn’t just keep thinking about it or keep planning for it. Simply put: love does. ~Love Does pg. xvi
Wanna join me? Let’s be LOVE to someone today.
P.S. For those of you who are tracking with me on the 12 Month Experiment to Rid My Home of Youth Entitlement, aka Cleaning House…it is going very well in our home…how about yours? I’ll put out an update later this week.